A $220M Settlement Reached in National Milk Producers’ Herd Retirement Program

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A $220 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought against National Milk Producers Federation, Agri-Mark, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., and Land O’Lakes, Inc. (collectively “Defendants”). The lawsuit claimed that an effort is known … Continue reading

Mountaire Farms Proposes a $65M Settlement for Contaminating the Millsboro-Area Groundwater and Air

It’s a lawsuit that’s been years in the making, but the class-action suit against Mountaire Farms may be approaching a $65 million resolution. Rather than face a prolonged jury trial, the poultry processing plant and the citizens who sued them … Continue reading

Celebrating Prominent Black Leaders in Law

We should all commemorate Black legal trailblazers yearlong. However, since it is Black History Month, we will be highlighting some of the Black individuals who have not only made history, but also brought historic change in the legal field. Black … Continue reading

$13.5M Settlement in the Lauren McCluskey’s Murder Case Gets Approval from Utah Lawmakers

State leaders gave their initial approval Tuesday for a $13.5 million legal settlement — the largest in Utah history — to be paid to the parents of slain track athlete Lauren McCluskey. The amount had been previously agreed upon between Jill and Matt … Continue reading

General Motors Settles False Statements Made to California’s Pension System for $5.75M

General Motors Co agreed to a $5.75 million settlement to resolve allegations it made false statements to California’s largest pension system and other investors over its deadly ignition switch recall. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the largest U.S. automaker … Continue reading

Cybex Agrees to Pay a $7.95M Civil Penalty for Failing to Report a Product Defect

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — https://cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2021/Cybex-Agrees-to-Pay-7-95-Million-Civil-Penalty-for-Failure-to-Report-Serious-Injuries-Involving-its-Exercise-Equipment The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Cybex International, Inc., a New York corporation, has agreed to pay a $7.95 million civil penalty.  The settlement resolves CPSC’s charges that Cybex failed to immediately report to CPSC, as required by law, … Continue reading

Connecticut Judge Approves a $19M Settlement for Displaced New Haven Tenants

A state judge in Connecticut approved a nearly $19 million class-action settlement in a four-and-a-half-year legal challenge for tenants who lived at an apartment complex in New Haven. Hundreds of tenants were displaced from the former Church Street South apartment … Continue reading

Hawaii Will Receive $2M from McKinsey’s Opioid Settlement

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The state is set to receive nearly $2 million as part of its share in a multistate opioid epidemic settlement. Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors, along with attorney generals from 47 other states, the District of … Continue reading

Consulting Giant McKinsey Settles Opioid Claims for $573M

McKinsey & Company has reached a $573 million settlement with nearly 50 state governments as well as the District of Columbia and territories, over its role in helping to market and boost sales of high-risk opioids including OxyContin. Most of … Continue reading

Amazon Will Pay $61.7M to Settle Claims that They Withheld Tips from Delivery Drivers

Amazon will pay $61.7 million to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that it failed to pay Flex delivery drivers the full amount of tips received from customers. The commission voted 4-0 in favor of the settlement, which was announced Tuesday. In … Continue reading